After 18 years of making do in rental accommodation, work is about to start on our new and carefully designed permanent home. It’s all due to your support. Read on to find out when we move, where we’ll be and what the building will look like. Continue reading “Update On The New Walkerville Vet Building”
Looking for new dog walk adventures? Here are my family favourites! Most of these you won’t find elsewhere.
There’s a map afterwards, or click on a walk for its description. Continue reading “7 Adventurous Adelaide Dog Walks (& One Easy One!)”
As vets who take an interest in unusual diets, we often get asked if dogs can be vegan. The answer is yes. Continue reading “Vegan Dog Diets: Are They Safe?”
Sadly, the treatment of mental health problems in dogs is taken much more seriously than in cats. An anxious dog will often get help quickly due to destruction or noise issues. An anxious cat, by contrast, tends to suffer in silence. Even worse, when they do show signs they’re often blamed for it. Continue reading “Fear, Stress & Anxiety In Cats”
The biggest change to dog and cat ownership law ever will happen on July 1st. If you live in or have moved to SA, here’s how it will affect you and what you need to do. For everyone else, I think you’ll find this unique experiment very interesting. Continue reading “South Australia’s New Dog & Cat Laws”
No one wants to drug their pets. I get that. But we need to talk about mental health.
Let’s start by throwing out all the weasel words that stop us seeing it for what it is. It isn’t a ‘behaviour problem’ except to us. All these concerns like destruction, whining, howling, barking, biting or escaping. They’re only symptoms of a much greater problem. Continue reading “We Need To Talk: Anxiety Medications In Dogs”
There is no animal treatment that provokes more debate than arthritis medication. The sheer number of treatments on offer is bewildering. Why?? Continue reading “What Can I Give My Dog For Arthritis?”
More and more dog owners are choosing to make grain-free or raw diets. Most vets, on the other hand, recommend premium commercial foods. Neither group is likely to change. I think it’s time vets put aside their beliefs to help dog owners get these homemade diets safely balanced. Continue reading “A Homemade Raw Dog Food Recipe”
74 dogs have been identified with megaoesophagus after eating Advance Dermocare. Here are the essential facts. Continue reading “The Advance Dermocare Fiasco FAQs”
‘At A Glance (Details Below)’
What Is Cat Flu?
- Cat flu isn’t influenza or a cold, it’s either a herpesvirus or calicivirus
- Symptoms include fever, anorexia, and eye or respiratory infection
- Many infected cats become virus carriers or have lifelong problems
- Rarer conditions caused by cat flu include arthritis, gingivitis, eye damage, stillbirths & abortion
Now dive deeper. Continue reading “Help! My Kitten Has Cat Flu”
There’s a new sound in the suburbs of Adelaide at night. I hear it most evenings in my gum tree. It’s the sound of fruit bats.
With them comes a new danger. It’s not bad enough to cause any lost sleep or start an anti-bat movement. It’s just something we South Australians now need to know. Continue reading “Bats In Adelaide”